Avanti Communications and Isotropic Systems to Develop Self-Installing Terminal to Expand Markets in UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa

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London, 14 March 2018

Avanti Communications Group plc (“Avanti”), a leading satellite operator, providing Ka-band satellite data communications services across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has formed a partnership with Isotropic Systems, the next-generation satellite terminal provider, to develop self-installing, all electronic scanning terminals.

The partnership signals Avanti’s confidence that the transformational optical technology will open new addressable markets with disruptive pricing and enhance a range of mobility applications that service providers can flexibly deliver to consumer, government and enterprise users.

Isotropic Systems will customise the terminals specifically to Avanti’s requirements with a special focus on seamless multi-beam tracking, market-leading instantaneous bandwidth as well as significantly lower pricing. The innovative technology will also provide Avanti with the capability to deliver fixed broadband services that consume 90 percent less power with extremely high performance and reliability. A working prototype is expected in early 2019 and full-scale production by mid-2020.

 

We are pleased to partner with Isotropic Systems to lead our industry in creating and addressing new market opportunities based on this disruptive and innovative technology. Avanti is focused on delivering cost-effective high-throughput connectivity to serve our customers across EMEA.”

Graham Peters, Managing Director of Government Solutions, Avanti Communications

“Demand for broadband increases each day worldwide, and satellite operators such as Avanti, continue to build out their ecosystem to provide HTS services to underserved markets,”

John Finney, founder and CEO of Isotropic Systems

“Our unique technical capabilities and disruptive pricing enable Avanti to unlock the latent demand for HTS capacity by segments that require a significantly lower barrier to entry in terms of the CAPEX but without compromising on expected performance. Having gained the confidence of a long-standing satellite operator reinforces our vision of satisfying the demand for satellite data, mobility and broadband services by significantly minimizing the cost compared to existing ground terminals and making them much simpler to deploy.”

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